1. Weekly Chart Notes: Lorde's 'Royals' Roars Onto Alternative Radio

    June 21, 2013 4:45 PM EDT The New Zealand singer/songwriter, just 16, makes the best start on Alternative Songs for a female soloist charting her debut hit in five years With the aptly-titled single "Royals," Lorde could be on her way to fitting chart domination. The 16-year-old New Zealander sends her…

  2. Exclusive: Billy Bragg on Woody Guthrie, 3rd 'Mermaid Avenue' Set

    March 08, 2012 2:15 PM EST "My initial reaction was, 'Surely this is Bob Dylan's job'" -- Billy Bragg To commemorate 100 years since Woody Guthrie 's birth, Nonesuch Records will release the four-disc "Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions," a set collecting Billy Bragg and Wilco…

  3. Weekly Chart Notes: Lady Gaga, 'Glee' Cast, Billy Joel

    March 18, 2011 11:05 AM EDT With college basketball's March Madness swinging into high gear, how about sweet feats by 16 acts - in no particular seeding - from this week's Billboard charts? Lady Gaga "The Fame" celebrates its 100th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums . With the…

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: B.o.B, Bobby & Billboard

    April 22, 2010 4:05 PM EDT NOTHING BEATS 'NOTHIN' ': As previously reported , B.o.B ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Nothin' On You," featuring Bruno Mars. The 21-year-old B.o.B, born Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., is the just the fifth male rapper to take a maiden Hot 100 entry to No.…

  5. Natalie Merchant "Leave Your Sleep" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 4:40 PM EST Natalie Merchant, "Leave Your Sleep" (Nonesuch) Release Date: March 30, 2010 Former 10,000 Maniac s singer Natalie Merchant hasn't released a proper solo album since "Motherland" in 2001. But the artist is planning an ambitious return in 2010. Her Nonesuch Records…

  6. Brett Dennen To Duet With Natalie Merchant

    August 25, 2009 11:07 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Brett Dennen gained a lot of television and touring momentum with his third album, "Hope for the Hopeless," released last October. He performed single "Make You Crazy" across the daytime and late night talk show circuit (watch his acoustic performance of…

  7. Chart Beat: Lady Gaga, Kenny Chesney, Silversun Pickups

    June 17, 2009 5:57 PM EDT GIRL POWER POP : Until this week, seven female artists had notched at least three top 10s from a debut album on the Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart this decade. This week, that list expands by two: Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Lady Gaga lifts 11-8 with "LoveGame." She previously rose…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. "Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant," which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simultaneously 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2000 - Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Canada's federal government, which…

  10. This Day in Music

    September 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce Knowles takes home three awards at the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards in London, but is booed by the audience when she fails to turn up and pick up her trophies. Knowles wins best 2006 - Beyonce Knowles takes home three awards at the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards in…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet Atkins to Cyndi Lauper, dies in Nashville of cancer. He is 53. A native of Texas, Schnaufer lifted dulcimer play 2006 - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet…

  12. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2006 - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., as he…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. "Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant," which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simultaneously 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2000 - Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Canada's federal government, which…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce Knowles takes home three awards at the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards in London, but is booed by the audience when she fails to turn up and pick up her trophies. Knowles wins best 2006 - Beyonce Knowles takes home three awards at the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards in…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet Atkins to Cyndi Lauper, dies in Nashville of cancer. He is 53. A native of Texas, Schnaufer lifted dulcimer play 2006 - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet…

  17. Springsteen, Seeger Team Up For New Recordings

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New recordings featuring both Bruce Springsteen and folk legend Pete Seeger will appear on two separate albums this fall. New recordings featuring both Bruce Springsteen and folk legend Pete Seeger will appear on two separate albums this fall. First up is a new version of Springsteen's …

  18. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2006 - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., as he…

  19. Tweedy Gets Into Hunter's 'Heads' On New CD

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ian Hunter's forthcoming solo album "Shrunken Heads," his first in six years, is a mixture of American politics and just old-fashioned fun, the singer says. Ian Hunter's forthcoming solo album "Shrunken Heads," his first in six years, is a mixture of American…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1996 - </b>Tony Bennett is rushed to a hospital for an emergency operation for an erupted hernia. Bennett is just arriving at the White House for a holiday dinner with President and Mrs. Clinton wh 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen…

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